Spirit: A book of happiness for horse lovers, edited by Anouska Jones, combines beautiful photography and memorable quotes to create the ultimate gift for lovers of the magnificent animal.

The book celebrates horses as the epitome of grace, power, and freedom. It explores how horses have an ability to touch connect with people in a way that few other animals can.

Inextricably part of Australian myths and legends, from The Man From Snowy River to the Silver Brumby, horses have long held a special place in Australian hearts.

From a little girl’s first pony to a gnarled stockman’s last Quarter horse, they can offer some of the deepest friendships, and inspire people to be the best version of themselves.

The photography in this book shows the everyday character of horses, from galloping merrily to lazy days in the field.

Some of the quotes featured in the compendium are by famous individuals (think Winston Churchill, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Faulkner, and Ralph Waldo Emerson), while others not. Some are philosophical, others light-hearted, but all are memorable.

Spirit will appeal, not only to the owners of the 450,000 horses in Australia, but all those who dream of owning one as well.

Jones is a book editor, publisher, reviewer and author, who has worked in publishing for over twenty years.

She and her family live on a rural property with three horses, two dogs, one budgie and five chickens. Her love of horses is something she wished to share with this novel.

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